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Bali reopens to international visitors, but with no flights

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Indonesia's holiday island of Bali has reopened to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus, but the island is lacking one crucial ingredient: international flights.

Tourism-reliant Bali is scheduled to reopen and though its Ngurah Rai international airport has carried out simulations preparing for tourists to return, it is not expecting much to happen soon. "So far there is no schedule," said Taufan Yudhistira, a spokesman for the airport.

Indonesia's tight immigration measures during the pandemic have devastated the island, with widespread closures of hotels, shops and businesses.

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